Emily D’Angelo Wins Leonard Bernstein Award

By Francisco Salazar

Canadian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo has been awarded the Leonard Bernstein Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

The award, which is worth 10,000 Euros, will give D’Angelo the opportunity to perform in concert in Lübeck on August 16, 2019 with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

In a press release, jury member Christian Kuhnt said, “Emily D’Angelo has a distinctive, slim-line mezzo-soprano voice, which is beautiful, flexible and technically perfect. The young artist convinces with a maturity that is unusual for her age and a wide range of musical expressions, with which she can sing baroque and Bel Canto arias.”

The prestigious award has previously been given to such musicians as Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili, Alisa Weilerstein, Martin Grubinger, Kit Armstrong, David Aaron Carpenter, Cameron Carpenter, Jan Lisiecki, and most recently Kian Soltani, as well as Charles Yang.

D’Angelo is currently rehearsing for “Così Fan Tutte” at the Candian Opera Company.